Former abortion worker says her clinic lied about minors

A former abortion worker from a facility in Texas said:

During the times that my training, I shadowed a few minor encounters, and there were times when the minor reported that her partner was more than four years older than her and upon hearing it the first time my trainer would then ask other questions, and eventually the minor would see where it was heading, you know, toward a report, and the minor would backtrack, and think, “oh no, I don’t know, maybe he was only three years older than me,” or you know – my trainer would kind of give hints that, you know, four years is leading toward a report, so you need to fix it, not directly, like with the tone of her voice. And the minor would backtrack and say, “maybe I’m mistaken.”

And we would take the lower age just so that we wouldn’t have to report it. This is what my trainer used to do, you know, kind of coerce them into saying something that wouldn’t lead to report.

Sarah Terzo “Former abortion workers say they ‘lied about ages’ to avoid reporting sexual abuseLive Action News October 9, 2018

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Former abortion worker: We never showed ultrasound

Former abortion worker Brenda Pratt-Shafer wrote:

“The abortionist knows that if the mother knew there was a heartbeat or saw the fetus (baby) on the ultrasound, she would probably change her mind about the abortion. When an ultrasound was performed at the abortion clinic, the screen was turned away from the mother and the sound was turned off so the mother could not hear or see it.”

Brenda Pratt-Shafer, David Shafer What the Nurse Saw: Eyewitness to Abortion (Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing & Enterprise, LLC, 2016) 29

10 week 3d ultrasound

10 week 3d ultrasound

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Study shows one fourth of post-abortion women think abortion is wrong

From a 1988 book on abortion:

“In one study, researchers found that one fourth of the women who had abortions felt that it was morally wrong; 8% of them did not believe that any woman who wants an abortion should be able to obtain it legally.”

Susan Neiburg Terkel Abortion: Facing the Issues (New York: Franklin Watts, 1988) 86

This seems to indicate that a sizable number of women who have abortions later come to believe they did something wrong.

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Reporter comments on media bias

From an article on media bias in the abortion debate. Lisa Myers, who covers abortion for NBC:

“I do believe that some of the stories I have read or seen have almost seemed like cheerleading for the pro-choice side.”

DAVID SHAW “Abortion Bias Seeps Into NewsLos Angeles Times JUL 01, 1990

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Late term abortionist says listening to Martin Luther King inspired him to do abortions

Late term “Christian” abortionist Willie Parker:

“In listening to a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, I came to a deeper understanding of my spirituality, which places a higher value on compassion. King said what made the good Samaritan ‘good’ is that instead of focusing on would happen to him by stopping to help the traveler, he was more concerned about what would happen to the traveler if he didn’t stop to help. I became more concerned about what would happen to these women if I, as an obstetrician, did not help them.”

He does abortions up to 24 weeks.

TARA CULP-RESSLER “Christian Doctor On Why He Performs Abortions: ‘I Came To A Deeper Understanding Of My Spirituality’” ThinkProgress MAY 27, 2014

baby aborted (killed) at 24 weeks

baby aborted (killed) at 24 weeks

From a baby aborted at 20 weeks

From a baby aborted at 20 weeks

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Chinese woman forced abortions on women pregnant “illegally”

On Nightline, a Chinese woman who enforced the one child policy was interviewed. She helped round up women who were pregnant and forced them to have abortions. The interview:

BRIAN ROSS, ABC NEWS (VO) By her own admission, this woman has been one of the most feared and hated people in the small town in China where she lives.

KIAO DUAN GAO Sometimes they’d see me when they were captured and they would curse me or they’d try to hit me with sticks.

BRIAN ROSS (VO) Her name is Kiao Duan Gao and for the last 14 years, Mrs Gao has been the local official in the Yonghe township on the South China coast in charge of enforcing China’s one child birth policy.


KIAO DUAN GAO: I saw some women that were nine months pregnant put on the operating table and forced to have abortions….If the doctor does it correctly, the injection will be done through the mother’s stomach right into the child’s brain and the child will die at that time. Or if the doctor misses a little bit, then the child can still be alive when he comes out of his mother’s womb and as soon as the child cries, the doctor will give it another injection and the child will die.

BRIAN ROSS In front of the mother?

KIAO DUAN GAO Usually. Sometimes mothers ask them please let me have the child and the doctors will say oh no, can’t do anything about it. And they’ll just let it die.

BRIAN ROSS Have you been present for such a procedure?

KIAO DUAN GAO Yes. Sometimes I’ve been there. Sometimes when I’ve sent them up there I’ve been in the room with them. I feel so sorry for them and it feels so cruel and if I could help them, I would.

BRIAN ROSS But you’re the person who signed the order, right?

KIAO DUAN GAO Yes, I’m ordered from above.


KIAO DUAN GAO This is the permit to have children. After people are married, they apply to have permission to have the children and if they get pregnant without permission then we have to force them to have an abortion and if they’re not willing to, if they run away or, we capture their parents or something else. We force them to do it.

BRIAN ROSS (VO) On the first floor, jail cells, a birth control jail for women who, Mrs Gao says, refuse to be sterilized or who become pregnant without her approval. Relatives who help to hide such women also end up here, she says.

KIAO DUAN GAO The people that are captured are locked up in there. There’s one for locking up men and one for locking up women.

BRIAN ROSS And how long would people be locked up?

KIAO DUAN GAO Oh, sometimes they’re locked up for five or six months. Some have even been locked up for eight months.

BRIAN ROSS (VO) The tape shows what Mrs Gao calls the sterilization doctor and the abortion room for abortions in the first trimester. Abortions for women in the final months of their pregnancy, up to and including nine months, are done at a hospital because of the serious nature of that procedure.

KIAO DUAN GAO It doesn’t matter how old the child is, if it is outside the family planning then it has to be aborted.

BRIAN ROSS And how many times did this happen over the course of the 14 years you ran the planned birth center?

KIAO DUAN GAO Hundreds of times.

BRIAN ROSS (VO) Mrs Gao says in the last few years she has secretly been trying to help some of the young women she has put through hell, including this young woman, who was unmarried, 19 years old and nine months pregnant with an unauthorized child when an informer turned her in and a squad of men was sent to the family home.

KIAO DUAN GAO The work group went over there and told her to come out and she was not willing to. She was hiding inside of her mother’s house. They were threatening to demolish the house.

BRIAN ROSS (VO) According to Mrs Gao, her men then smashed and nearly destroyed the house, seen in this photo, what Mrs Gao says is a common practice when someone refuses to cooperate with the birth control forces.

KIAO DUAN GAO She was about to have the baby. She wasn’t willing to come out.

BRIAN ROSS She was screaming?

KIAO DUAN GAO Oh yeah. She was crying. She was crying.

BRIAN ROSS And then she was forcibly taken to have an abortion?

KIAO DUAN GAO Yes. They took her over to have the abortion and she gave birth to a baby boy and the mother just cried and cried.

BRIAN ROSS What happened to the boy, the little baby?

KIAO DUAN GAO There’s nothing they could do. It just, he came out and he died.

BRIAN ROSS (VO) According to Mrs Gao, the woman’s child had been injected in the head with some kind of solution and died shortly after being born. (interviewing) Do you regret what you did?

KIAO DUAN GAO Of course. Many times when I went back home I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t sleep well.

Nightline Tuesday, June 9, 1998

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Abortionist on fetal pain

Dr. David A Grimes, abortionist, referring to whether fetuses, particularly those younger than 29 weeks, feel pain:

“This is an unknowable question.”

Dr. Donald DeMarco Why I Am Pro-Life and Not Politically Correct (Corpus Christi, Texas: Goodbooks Media, 2017) 13

23 week old baby born premature. Does he feel pain?

23 week old baby born premature. Does he feel pain?

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Woman describes aftermath of her 3 abortions

A post-abortive woman writes:

“At age 26 a second marriage ended with my third abortion. It was now legal in Arizona, so I didn’t have to run away. It was neat, clean, and fast. I woke from the anesthetic sobbing. The nurse, trying to comfort me, repeated, “It’s all right, dear. It’s over. It’s over.” I knew – that’s why I cried. But I didn’t talk about it.

The American Psychological Association announced recently that “most women who have abortions experience a sense of relief,” rather than “any lasting psychological trauma.” I felt that relief – every time.

I got on with my life, as everyone around me advised…

For so many years – I resisted – thinking about the abortion. It always hurt too much. After the first one, I would count years by their ages. I’d imagine how old each child would’ve been that year. After the second, after the third, it became too difficult to carry their ages. I knew it was a hurting thing to do. I accepted the abortions as done, as choices, awful choices, between fire and ice, between rocks and hard places…

I didn’t have three abortions because I was a bad, but simply a hurting girl, alone and denying a part of myself I could not accept. No one told me that a woman, a girl, who chooses to end a pregnancy has the right to mourn. I thought that since I had chosen abortion, I had given up that right.”

Quoted in Ruth Colker Abortion and Dialogue: Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, and American Law (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992) 51

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Mother of daughter with down syndrome speaks out

Patricia E Bauer, whose daughter Margaret has down syndrome:

“Prenatal testing is making your right to abort a disabled child more like “your duty” to abort a disabled child.”

Patricia Bauer “The Abortion Debate No One Wants to Have” Washington Post October 18, 2005

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Abortionist describes the money he can make

A New York abortionist said:

“It’s highly profitable. I could do three abortions in my office in an hour and a half, and make more than caring for a woman nine months and delivering the baby.”

Don Feder “Sick of Death” Pentecostal Evangel (November 27, 1988) 12

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